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Canada seeks Asian investment in energy assets
OTTAWA Oct 10 (Reuters) - During visits to China and South Korea next week, a senior Canadian official will promote investment in Canadian oil and gas firms despite strict limits Ottawa imposed in 2012 on foreign purchases in the energy sector. Canada ...
Gold: The investment dog that's not hunting
Let's say you're worried about burglars, and so you get a dog. The seller assures you he's ferocious and will protect you should any burglars come by. You name the dog Fang, give him a spiked collar and feed him Purina Burglar Bits™. A few nights ...
Canada Investment Optimism Falls to 4-Yr Low in BOC Poll
The balance of opinion for investment intentions declined to 7 percentage points from 9 in the Bank of Canada's third-quarter survey of about 100 executives, extending a slide from a peak of 36 points three years ago. The balance of opinion for sales ...
In-Store Tracking Isn't Going Anywhere: Nomi Close to Landing Around $10 ...
In-Store Tracking Isn't Going Anywhere: Nomi Close to Landing Around $10 ...
Following Investment From Curious Pictures, PlaySquare Debuts “Touchable TV ...
Following Investment From Curious Pictures, PlaySquare Debuts “Touchable TV ...
Cuccinelli ad slams McAuliffe on investment tied to terminally ill
RICHMOND — Ken Cuccinelli II launched a television ad Friday that blasted Terry McAuliffe, his rival in the governor's race, for investing with a Rhode Island estate planner convicted of preying on terminally ill people. “Corrupt insider Terry ...
Racehorses are the latest frothy alternative investment for the rich
The most expensive horse ever sold at a European auction is barely a year old, has never been raced, and has yet to even be named. But lot number 253—as the horse was referred to at auction—just fetched a record £5 million ($8 million). So what makes ...
DogVacay.com Fetches $15M Investment in Pet-Sitting Services
DogVacay.com, an online and mobile pet services community that helps dog owners find local, affordable pet-sitting sitters when they have to leave town, announced a $15 million investment in Series B funding that will help expand and enhance the ...
A Better Investment than JC Penney and Macy's
Also, J.C. Penney is now going to spend $1 billion more than originally anticipated in 2013 while also offering 96.6 million shares in order to raise more cash. If J.C. Penney pulled off a turnaround, it would present a phenomenal investment ...
Alibaba Group Leads $206 Million Investment in ShopRunner
The investment shows Alibaba is willing to place bets against Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on the Seattle-based company's home turf. Alibaba also is considering a U.S. initial public offering after talks with Hong Kong's exchange broke down, a person ...
Demonstrate your values without losing investment value
In fact, the nonprofit Social Investment Forum estimates that about 12 percent of U.S. investments under management fall into the SRI category. Over the past decade, the Enron scandal, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Apple's labor problems ...
The Lure and the Danger of Seeking International Investment
SalesVu's Pascal Nicolas told the kind of story every entrepreneur fears, of draining his company's investment money on trips to Dubai, and a useless valuation report, in expectation of a huge infusion from a United Arab Emirates investor. On a ...
A Peep At Investment Opportunities In Central Africa
Optimistic businessmen speak of a plethora of investment opportunities in the country. The buoyancy stems from the growing mining sector and a robust economy in the country. Reports coming from the continent detail Africa's emergence, not only ...
This Is Why I Still Believe American Tower Is a Smart Investment
According to a recent report from the United Nations, more than 4 billion people around the world remain disconnected from the Internet. This, in a nutshell, is why I believe American Tower (NYSE: AMT ) is still a good investment. There's a logic to ...
Investment Trends Bull market still showing signs of life
"We're not bearish on the market's prospects and believe we'll have a year-end rally when they solve the debt ceiling crisis," said Vrabel, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager in the Milwaukee office of Ziegler Lotsoff Capital ...
Myanmar and WBG sign electricity and investment guarantee agreements at ...
Myanmar and WBG sign electricity and investment guarantee agreements at ...
Kentucky Highlands: 45 years of investment, innovation
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, formed in Southeastern Kentucky during the War on Poverty in 1968, has helped create more than 18,000 jobs and provided more than 625 businesses with more than $275 million in financing. In turn, those ...
US investment balances skyrocketing to historic highs
And according to some analysts, it's time for Ben Bernanke to moonwalk his taper all the way back. In stunning new forecasts, these investment balances — already growing at a record pace — will skyrocket to historic highs within the next five years ...
Education: An investment requiring extensive research
It is a commonly held belief that education is the catalyst that allows individuals to improve their earning potential and quality of life. One of the types of institutions that has encountered public scrutiny in recent years is the for-profit higher ...
Investment in flood control pays dividends
The investment in flood control that started in 1963 to protect life and property is still paying dividends today. The North and South Valleys did not flood; the Calabacillas Arroyo did not send a large amount of sediment to the river; the Northeast ...
Financial investment key to Conroe's growth
The Woodforest National Bank and the Law Offices of Bill Adair in present downtown Conroe. The buildings were formerly the Conroe Federal Savings & Loan Association that was established in the 1960s. (Staff photo by Ana Ramirez) ...
Noble Investment Offers Royal Returns
An investment in the Niobrara could help push production up significantly for Noble Energy . Noble is devoting $10 billion to the play over the next five years, with $1.7 billion being spent in 2013. Noble is going to spend 43% of its capital ...
The ultimate Obamacare investment play?
The $55 million SPDR S&P Health Care Services exchange-traded fund (XHS) holds insurers, hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and nursing homes -- all of which are about to get more paying customers from an injection of billions of dollars a year in a ...
Lew and India's Chidambaram Discuss Improving Investment Climate
“We discussed the importance of investment for driving economic growth and job creation in our economies and ways to improve our enabling environments to mobilize investment, especially for the financing of infrastructure,” Lew and Chidambaram said in ...
Greater financial investment needed to combat climate change – UN chief
13 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to step up its financial investment in technologies, policies and practices that can help combat climate change, adding that time is running out to address this ...
BMW's Investment Strike Threatens South African Economy
“BMW has clearly had enough of the labor situation and the risk/reward of further investment simply doesn't make sense for them,” Peter Attard Montalto, an economist at Nomura International Plc in London, said in a e-mailed note to clients on Oct. 4 ...
Clean Energy Investment Headed for Second Annual Decline
The $45.9 billion spent makes it “almost certain” that annual investment in renewables and energy-smart technologies will fall for the second consecutive year from $281 billion in 2012, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said in a statement. Investment in ...
No debt ceiling deal yet, damaging world investment community's calm
The last ongoing talks to avert US default broke up on Sunday evening without resolution amid signs that investors were growing increasingly nervous that politicians would not reach a deal in time. Democrat majority leader, Harry Reid, appeared briefly ...
Shadow cast over foreign investment in US
Investors examining political risk study the history of the country's political system to see if any crises such as coups, one political party illegally usurping power, forceful government overthrows, or outright corruption can put an investment at ...
Dublin investment firm Meeder merges with Cleveland company
Meeder Investment Management Inc., based in Dublin, has combined with Productive Capital Management Inc. of Cleveland, the companies announced. Under the merger, the assets of Productive and Meeder will grow to more than $8 billion, according to ...
Owners group moans as Arc makes cash investment and it beggars belief
Yet up in the Sky Bar, it might have been a parallel universe as the ROA turned a £2m investment in racing into another opportunity for a good old moan. It was not the money itself that made the ROA mad. Instead, it was that had Arc had declined to ...
UK's Osborne woos China with shared investment
"One of my principal goals this week is not just to increase British investment in China, but to increase Chinese investment in Britain," Osborne said in a speech at Peking University, as he touted not just the attractiveness of British products such ...
Ethical investment: why it's not principles over performance
But a recent survey by Ecclesiastical Investment Management found a disparity between the way we shop and the way we save, with only a third of those polled describing themselves as ethical investors. "The research shows a clear disconnect between ...
Peugeot Said to Consider Stake Sale to Dongfeng, French
Dongfeng, which already operates three assembly plants with Peugeot in China, said last month it's doing “preliminary research” on an investment in the French automaker. Peugeot said in September it was examining all options to deepen the partnership, ...
The One Piece of Debt Ceiling Investment Advice You Need
One very typical investment error is to wait until something terrible happens and the market crashes, and then investors turn sour on stocks and sell low. Don't do that. If you can't stomach the thought of owning financial assets that sometimes crash ...
Threadless Gets Into The Greeting Card Game With Strategic Partnership And ...
Threadless Gets Into The Greeting Card Game With Strategic Partnership And ...
Is America a good investment? Join the debate here.
For investors, this is a practical question: How much of your portfolio should be invested in the shares of U.S. companies, and U.S. Treasury bonds, as opposed to overseas investment options. For all of us, it is the core question that will determine ...
FBR Adds 29 From Lazard Capital Markets for Investment Bank
(FBRC), the middle-market investment firm, added 29 professionals from Lazard Capital Markets after the closely held brokerage said it was exploring strategic alternatives. FBR hired six senior research analysts, six sales traders, three position ...
Robert Shiller's Devastating Takedown Of Housing As An Investment Will...
Robert Shiller's Devastating Takedown Of Housing As An Investment Will...
McAuliffe did not disclose death-benefit investment
RICHMOND — Gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe did not publicly disclose his investment with a Rhode Island man who preyed on dying people in forms filed with the state four years ago. A financial disclosure statement that McAuliffe submitted in ...
SkyGiraffe Gets Strategic Investment From Microsoft To Mobilize Enterprises
Last we heard from SkyGiraffe, a platform to extend enterprise systems with mobile devices, it had raised a seed round from Angels (including Parker Thompson, a partner at 500 Startups) back in May. Today it announces it has taken a strategic ...
More ways to avoid 3.8% investment income tax
The new 3.8% Medicare tax on net investment income kicked in at the beginning of this year. While it only affects higher-income individuals, that can include anyone with a big one-time shot of investment income or gain this year (or any other year). If ...
Boost for London as China agrees to loosen yuan investment rules
Beijing will give London-based institutions the right to invest directly into China using the yuan, George Osborne has announced, giving the City an edge over other financial centres fighting for business. Investors will be able to apply for licences ...
Increasing Public Investment in Africa's Agriculture
Since 2003, 32 countries have created national agriculture investment plans that lay out priorities for meeting the CAADP goals. On average, public agriculture expenditures have risen by over 7% per year across Africa (more than 12% per year in low ...
DC-based tech startup gets $4.5 million investment
Legg Mason investor Bill Miller has led a $4.5 million investment in Personal, the Steve Case-backed startup that serves as an online storage vault for people's most sensitive information and documents. Miller invested his own money in the Georgetown ...
Analysis: Greater investment needed in Sri Lanka's north
Analysis: Greater investment needed in Sri Lanka's north. Follow @{0}. FEEDBACK; EMAIL; PRINT; EASY READ. SHARE. Photo: Amantha Perera/IRIN. Nearly 70 percent of residents earn their living from agriculture ...
Ask Matt: Will Chrysler be a good investment?
Whether or not the automaker will be a good investment, though, comes down to how the shares are priced and how they trade. It's unlikely that Chrysler investors will be able to buy shares as reasonably as investors in the General Motors IPO did when ...
Microsoft Ventures announces first enterprise seed investment
SkyGiraffe, an Israeli startup working on enterprise technology, is the first recipient of seed investment by Microsoft Ventures. On Tuesday at the DLD Tel Aviv Digital Innovation 2013 conference, Microsoft announced the backing of the Tel Aviv-based ...
Video: Chinese Investment In The U.S., Opportunities and Concerns - A ...
Video: Chinese Investment In The U.S., Opportunities and Concerns - A ...
Investment Catalyst: Must-Have or Nice to Have?
Matt Koppenheffer: With the derivatives, one of the things that we heard a lot at the Value Investing Congress is about the catalysts for an investment. You buy a stock, you think it's cheap, and you look for the catalyst that's going to get it there ...